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Heritage Event: The Real Costs of Federal Aid to Higher Education

Recorded on December 7, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

College access and affordability appear to be high on the agenda for the 110th Congress. But will more federal aid for higher education really help make college more affordable? Or, has federal funding contributed to continually rising tuition? Moreover, has the general effect of federal assistance on colleges and universities ultimately served students well?

Panelists Larry Arnn and Richard Vedder will discuss the real costs of federal aid for the economics, freedom, and quality of American higher education. Moderated by Bradley Fellow Gene Hickok, the panel will consider these questions in the context of a general inquiry into the capacity of higher education to equip the next generation of United States citizens for the blessings and responsibilities of freedom.